Sudan: Difficult Transitions.

By Rene Wadlow. With the death on 26 November 2020 of Sadeq Al-Mahdi;  a major figure of modern Sudanese politics;  leaves the scene at a time of deep transitions within Sudan. Sadeq was the great grandson of Mehammed Ahmed;  who in the
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Myanmar: Fair Elections But Challenges Ahead.

By Rene Wadlow. The 8 November 2020 elections;  for the two houses of the Myanmar Parliament were carried out with little violence. The National League for Democracy (NLD);  headed by Aung San Suu Kyi won some 80 percent of the open seats.
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Building Stronger Conflict Prevention Networks.

By Rene Wadlow. As we reflect on current armed conflicts;  on which the Association of World Citizens has proposed measures for conflict resolution: – Nagorno-Karabakh, Yemen, Syria, Ukraine-Donetsk-Lougansk- Russia – we ask ourselves if we are to be overwhelmed by an endless
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Virtual Education. The Path to the Democratization of Education.

Without a doubt;  we are living the most interesting moments of our lives. We are human beings with a global vision of the world;  and  we are concerned about events that take place in countries;  that are very different and far from
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Storm clouds gather over Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo 2019. The Armed Conflict. The armed conflict;  which began on 4 November 2020 between the central government of Ethiopia and the semi-autonomous province of Tigray—bordering Eritrea and Sudan—has raised fears
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U. N. Day: Strengthening and Reforming.

By René Wadlow. October 24 is United Nations (U. N.) Day;  marking the day when there were enough ratifications;  including those of the five permanent members of the proposed Security Council for the U. N. Charter to come into force. It is
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Ceasefire in Libya: A Gift for U.N. Day?

(Geneva).   On Friday 23 October 2020;  Stephanie Williams;  the U.N. acting Special Envoy for Libya said that the  representatives of the parties in Geneva had agreed to a ceasefire starting 24 October;  U.N. Day.  All military units and armed groups on the
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Nagorno-Karabakh: A Phantom Republic Takes Center Stage

From bitter searching of the heartQuickened with passion and with painWe rise to play a greater part.This is the faith from which we startMen shall know commonwealth againFrom bitter searching of the heart.— Frank Scott (1899-1985) 9 Oct 2020 – The Phantom Republics; 
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David W. Augsburger. Conflict Mediation Across Cultures : Pathways and Patterns.

(Louisville KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992, 310pp). John Paul Lederach tells the story of one of his intercultural mediation workshops in Panama where:  “someone said that mediators were like guides leading people through complexities. The image stuck. By the end of the
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